Evan Morgan

2021 Original Screenplay | Meilleur scénario original

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The Kid Detective

By the age of 12, Abe Applebaum was a celebrated small-town sleuth, exposing minor indiscretions and making major headlines in his idyllic community. But at 32, nobody cares anymore. Abe (Adam Brody) continues to solve the same trivial mysteries between hangovers and bouts of self-pity. His first ‘adult’ case comes from sixteen year-old Caroline (Sophie Nélisse), a naive former client whose scholarly boyfriend was found murdered. Together, he and Caroline embark on a rudderless investigation, at odds with a community that doesn’t take either of them seriously. Determined to prove he’s a real detective, Abe confronts a growing darkness at the centre of his decaying town, facing truths that will shatter what’s left of his boyish innocence.

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Evan Morgan